Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

American professor
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Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, professor, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual who serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He rediscovered the earliest African-American novels, long forgotten, and has published extensively on appreciating African-American literature as part of the Western canon.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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16 September 1950
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Keyser, West Virginia USA
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Author, documentary filmmaker, essayist, literary critic, professor
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